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San Filippo Wins PGA Quarter Century Winter Championship

January 11th, 2019

Author: Craig Dolch
Mike San Filippo of Hobe Sound won the 65-and-older division, overcoming an out-of-bounds tee shot for a 69 and a four-shot win at 10-under 134. A day after bettering his age with a 65, San Filippo started with a three-shot lead, but that was gone by the fifth hole when he hooked his tee shot OB.

“I’ve played the Wanamaker Course for 25 years and I’ve never hit a tee shot out of bounds on that hole,” San Filippo said. “At that point, it was ‘Game on.’” San Filippo regained the lead with a 20-foot birdie putt at the sixth hole and he added three more birdies to finish four ahead of Bobby Heins (70) of White Plains, N.Y. It was San Filippo's fifth Winter Championship victory. “It’s always a little tougher with a lead,” San Filippo said. “I haven’t had one for a while. My game wasn’t there today, but I just hung in there. You don’t win as much as you get older.”

Dick Mast (68) of Forest, Va., was third at 141, a shot ahead of Port St. Lucie residents Jay Horton (70) and Bob Bilbo (71).

The PGA Winter Championships are presented by and PrimeSport.

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